Ok, Starters Nation, it’s August 13th, 2015, which means it’s time to look at some of the most recent/relevant Training Camp news. Below are a handful of situations that appear to be trending on newswires, and we have tackled each from a fantasy perspective. Enjoy.
Melvin Gordon (RB) – Word is that Gordon has been a bit too patient at times during camp, however, it’s way too early to start drawing any kind of negative conclusions about the rusher. Instead, use this info to your advantage and try and draft him a bit after his going 3.05-3.08 ADP. If you can grab him near the early 4th-round range in 2015 drafts, you’re looking at HUGE upside. Dynasty wise, this kid has top 4-10R ceiling.
Stevie Johnson has been making noise in camp, and Philip Rivers could turn to him early and often to start the year, as Antonio Gates starts the beginning part of the season suspended.
Todd Gurley (RB) – The NFL Network is reporting that the Rams are expecting the rookie to miss the ‘first couple games’ in 2015. Gurley, who is recovering from a torn ACL, has top 1-8 overall dynasty upside, and once he gets going in 2015, he could play that well. His ADP should level out around the 5th- to 6th-round in most redraft formats, but some may reach a bit for Gurley, it just depends on your league. Is a 5th-round pick a reach? No, not necessarily, although, there is some risk (handcuff him to Tre Mason without question!). In dynasty, he is a top 5RB in my view.
Adrian Peterson (RB) – The stud is suffering from a ‘minor’ thigh injury… Read More